Thursday, September 27, 2007

Seeing Stars

I'm seeing stars! Okay, I'm making stars. Why? Because I can. I do it because I think that I might just have a perfect project to add stars to. I think of it as something that I can mindlessly hook away at while watching CNN. Also, as something I can do instead of committing to a larger project. The truth? I make stars while deciding on my next project. How I'm going to do it, what yarn to use, etc, etc.

Here's what they look like:

A pile of off white stars with the tails still attached. That's so I can easily stitch them on something later.

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Here's some larger ones, sans tails.
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The white ones are on WW yarn on a F hook. The Colored ones are WW yarn on a H hook.
Here's a picture for the size difference.
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Want to make some? Here's the pattern!


itty bitty 5 point star motif


Materials:

worsted weight yarn - I use that little bit left over from other projects.

a hook in any size - I find that a F hook works great for a tighter star. A H hook works well for a bit larger one. I haven't use any other sized hooks. But I don't see why you couldn't.

yarn needle

***This pattern is for a 5 point star. You can adjust the number of points by adding or subtracting chain rows.***


ch 3, slst in the second ch from the hook and the starting ch. (this is your first point)

ch 2, slst in the second ch from the hook and in the starting chain. (this is your second point)

ch 2, slst in the second ch from the hook and in the starting chain. (third point)

ch 2, slst in the second ch from the hook and in the starting chain. (fourth point)

ch 2, slst in the second ch from the hook and in the starting chain. (fifth point)

Draw up your last slst, cut the yarn and pull it through. Now you will have two tails on the star. One on each side. I use a yarn needle to stitch through the tail on the front side to the back, then tie it off. I leave the tails if I plan on adding them to something. If not, I cut off the tails and give them to my cat to play with.

5 comments:

Abigail said...

Oooh I love to crochet and I love stars! Can I buy the crocheted stars with tails from you? I am making tons and tons of stars for my wedding but could use help!

Abigail said...

P.S. I couldn't find your email address mine is lilithdragonseer@yahoo.com

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